Puns in the Bible


My favorite part of this book of the Bible was Micah’s use of puns.  If not for my study Bible, the meaning would have slipped over my head.  Since a headache that has lasted two days has rendered me unable to think deeply, I will point you to Micah 1:8-16.  The place names that he mentions have meanings that are the opposite of the words he chose.  For example, in verse 11, we see:

The inhabitant of Zaanan does not go out.

But the word Zaanan literally means, “Town of Going Out.”

I’d say Micah had a sense of humor!  And that’s enough application for me today!

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